ERIC Number: ED159217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Users' Responses to the Information Analysis Products of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation.
To obtain user evaluations of the information analysis products (IAPs) produced by the Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation (ERIC/TM), subjects were randomly drawn from a 1976 list of the clearinghouse's IAP orders. The sample was stratified by the title requested and the following institutional affiliations: (1) commerical organizations; (2) state departments of education; (3) elementary through high schools, including vocational schools; (4) school districts; (5) universities and four-year colleges; and (6) other. A questionnaire was administered to determine the type of professional activity engaged in by the requestor; how the requestor became aware of the document; whether the requestor belonged to ERIC/TM's target population; receipt of the document; reading vs. scanning; and document quality and utility. Indicators of quality were document length, organization, writing, and format. Utility was judged according to the purpose for ordering the document, whether the document was passed on (if so, to whom and what for), and the document's impact on the requestor's subsequent work activities. User evaluations of ERIC/TM's products tend to be high and indicate that the publications are used as reference tools by educators to keep abreast of the literature. The questionnaire and resulting data are appended. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.